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Would abortion be acceptable in this scenario?

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    Recently there was some stuff in the news about people getting abortions because of the sex of the baby etc. I know some people are against abortion and some say the mother can do what she likes and some don't really care, so what would everyone say to this.

    Imagine scientists discover a 'gay gene' (you see where this is going). Now imagine science has advanced so much so that the doctor can tell you whether or not your son will be gay. Would it be morally acceptable to abort because of sexuality?

    If it's acceptable to abort based on gender, does that mean this is ok too?
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    It's not acceptable to abort based on gender and nor would it be in your rather absurd hypothetical situation.
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    (Original post by Rob da Mop)
    It's not acceptable to abort based on gender and nor would it be in your rather absurd hypothetical situation.
    Why did you neg me? I didn't state whether I was for or against
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    Hmm. I'm torn between my pro-choice beliefs and my not being a homophobe beliefs.


    I'm leaning towards saying no it's not acceptable though.
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    (Original post by ROYP)
    Why did you neg me? I didn't state whether I was for or against
    I didn't :confused:
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    You either legalise abortion or not.
    Muddling about in the murky waters of intention and motivation is complicated and ultimately impossible to discern.
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    Of course not.
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    'I have not seen anything in the news at all about it being legal to abort because of gender.. whatsoever...
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    (Original post by Rob da Mop)
    I didn't :confused:
    My mistake. Lucky for you I ran out of reps today so didn't succeed when I tried to revenge-neg your sorry ass
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    (Original post by Tommyjw)
    'I have not seen anything in the news at all about it being legal to abort because of gender.. whatsoever...
    Mustn't show it on MUTV

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-17136213

    also I don't care about legality. I'm talking morally.
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    Since when is it acceptable to abort based on gender. Your scenario is just stupid.

    An arguement over whether abortion is acceptable when the child has been identified as having a disability such as down's syndrome is however a more worthwhile debate and one to which there is no real answer. Everyone will have their opinions but that doesn't make anyone else wrong.
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    Abortion is always acceptable.
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    (Original post by ROYP)
    Mustn't show it on MUTV

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-17136213

    also I don't care about legality. I'm talking morally.
    /yawn.

    Not legal, not allowed, thus cannot be used in the way you have used it.

    "If it's acceptable to abort based on gender"

    Sorry.. please inform me of how you came to the conclusion it is objectively acceptable? Given, as above, it is illegal

    Thus you are using a lie as the basis of your point.
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    (Original post by ROYP)
    Recently there was some stuff in the news about people getting abortions because of the sex of the baby etc. I know some people are against abortion and some say the mother can do what she likes and some don't really care, so what would everyone say to this.

    Imagine scientists discover a 'gay gene' (you see where this is going). Now imagine science has advanced so much so that the doctor can tell you whether or not your son will be gay. Would it be morally acceptable to abort because of sexuality?

    If it's acceptable to abort based on gender, does that mean this is ok too?
    Very few people would be stupid and shallow enough, to abort a baby because of its gender. We do not want these people to be parents anyway, so maybe an abortion would be for the best in this case.
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    (Original post by Elwyn)
    Since when is it acceptable to abort based on gender. Your scenario is just stupid.

    (Original post by Tommyjw)

    Sorry
    Are either of you familiar with the term 'if'?
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    (Original post by alexlduffy)
    Of course not.
    Indeed.

    (Original post by ras90)
    Abortion is always acceptable.
    Surely you are either trolling or into genocide.
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    i do not think abortion is immoral because i do not think it is killing a human life, it is preventing one.


    if you are aborting because you do not want a baby/cannot support a baby then fine. if you are aborting because the baby will have an incurable disease that would affect the quality of life of both the baby and parents, then fine.

    if you want to abort for something like hair colour or sexual orientation, that is wrong. it's just messed up. preventing someone from living their life, who you would otherwise have kept if it were not blonde or if it were not gay etc. when these things are not harmful... it is just wrong.
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    (Original post by ROYP)
    Are either of you familiar with the term 'if'?
    Are you familiar with the English language?

    Saying 'If X is acceptable then shouldn't we be allowed to do Y' is saying that x is already acceptable, pretty simple.
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    (Original post by Bellissima)
    i do not think abortion is immoral because i do not think it is killing a human life
    Abortion is legal up to 24 weeks. A fetus is fully developed into 'human form' (looks like a baby) way before then, and premature babies can survive from around 22 weeks. Not saying abortion is wrong, just some food for thought.
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    It's a horrible reason but ultimately the decision lies with the mother

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